Farm Camp…so near and dear to our hearts, but we are taking a respite, as farm life is too full at the moment.
Our aim was to connect our campers to each other and to their environment through projects relevant and purposeful on the farm. Our curriculum ties STEAAMM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Agriculture, Music and Math) to existing farm systems in the spirit of play and imagination. Most of what we did was somewhat open-ended in order to let campers own their efforts.
A central and inspiring feature on the farm is an 8,400 square foot, 1912 timber-framed barn, built with hand-hewn and milled timber from the property, situated within a few hundred feet of Berlin Road and on the banks of Hamilton Creek. The name Springbank Farm still adorns the red barn in faded white letters, readable to passers-by on Berlin Road, just past the main driveway to the farm. We adopted this name for our farm out of our sense of connection with the farm’s history.